In America, we enjoy freedom of religion. But do we really value it? If we didn’t have religious freedom, how far would we go to obtain it? Today, our religious freedoms are being taken away at an alarming rate. God is not asking us to risk a dangerous journey across tumultuous seas to an unknown continent for the sake of our children, as the Pilgrims did. He simply wants us to pray—and fight—to keep what others have already won for us.
Pray that our religious liberties are protected in America. In addition to prayer, we can work through the legal channels to ensure that our nation’s children inherit this same blessing. But even if we lose this freedom, pray that Christians in America stay committed to Jesus Christ.
A Prayer for America
Heavenly Father, You have called Americans to worship You in freedom. May I never take that privilege for granted. Help me to remember the heavy price it took to gain that liberty. And may I use my freedom to offer thanksgiving to You and sacrificial love to others. I know that You are working all things together for the good of those who love You, whom You have called according to Your purpose. Help me to believe that, no matter what I am going through. Thank You for loving me and giving me freedom. In Your name I pray, Lord Jesus. Amen.
You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free.
But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
—Galatians 5:13 NIV